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Many people overlook the potential hazards associated with getting on and off the bus when it comes to bus accidents. Collisions with other vehicles while the bus is moving are more likely to result in severe injuries, however, passengers can suffer very serious injuries if they trip, slip, or fall while boarding or disembarking the bus. Injuries to the face, head, neck, back, hands, or wrists are examples of these injuries, which require extensive medical treatment and can result in temporary or permanent disabilities.  If you have been injured while boarding or disembarking from a bus, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about what you can do to protect your rights. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, our highly experienced personal injury attorneys may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.  We help clients throughout Upstate New York, with offices in multiple convenient locations. Our extensive experience in the personal injury field is reflected in the results we have achieved for our clients.

Getting injured can be a life-changing incident. It’s normal, then, to want to make sure that someone who causes an injury has to deal with at least some of the consequences of his or her actions. If you were injured on a bus, for example, it’d be reasonable to think about bringing a suit against the bus company.

Getting on and off the bus necessitates maneuvering around the curb and street surface, as well as ascending and descending the bus’s stairs. As a result, it is surprisingly easy to slip, trip, and fall while getting on and off the bus. The following are some of the most common causes of boarding and disembarkation injuries:

For decades, amusement parks have been a top destination for vacationers and locals alike. Every year, tens of thousands of people brave the crowds and long lines to experience a rush of adrenaline on a high-flying roller coaster or a fast-paced waterslide. The high speeds and sharp turns create a feeling of being “on the edge of disaster,” which unsurprisingly causes our hearts to race even though we always make it back to solid ground unscathed. Even though amusement and water parks are generally safe and have safety and security measures in place, accidents can and do happen. The desire to host the most extreme rides leads to an increase in the number of serious accidents. Unfortunately, when amusement park accidents occur, the injuries sustained are frequently catastrophic or even fatal.

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano’s personal injury attorneys are experts at determining the cause of these types of accidents and who should be held legally responsible for the resulting injuries. We have the knowledge, resources, and compassion to ensure that your legal rights are properly protected and that you receive fair compensation.  We serve clients throughout Upstate New York and have offices in several convenient locations. Our extensive experience in the field of medical malpractice is reflected in the results we have obtained for our clients.

A day at an amusement park is one of the most exciting things to do for both tourists and locals. From fascinating foods to entertaining games to exciting rides, the entire atmosphere exudes fun. We all enjoy entertainment, and what could be more enjoyable than thrill rides? Roller coasters, bumper cars, spinning rides, and even water rides abound in almost every type of theme park. Rides are constantly being improved to become bigger, taller, faster, and better, but at what cost? Amusement parks are supposed to be fun places, not dangerous ones. Nobody wants to get hurt badly or, worse, lose their life just to feel elated for a short time. Most people will be able to enjoy the thrills and excitement that these rides have to offer, but some will suffer painful injuries because of malfunctioning rides, defective rides, or negligent staff. Hidden dangers and serious safety concerns are sometimes overlooked or even denied by theme park operators. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the number of amusement park accidents requiring an emergency room visit has increased by more than 85% in the last five years. The CPSC reported 1,239 amusement park injuries serious enough to warrant hospitalization in 2020, with the majority being children aged 5 to 14.

Generally, in a lawsuit arising out of a car accident, the party named as a defendant will be the driver of a vehicle involved in the collision. In some cases, though, other parties may be deemed liable for harm arising out of a car accident. Specifically, as shown in a recent New York ruling issued in a car crash case, if a person drives with reckless disregard for the safety of others, they could be found liable for any harm that ensues, even if they were not involved in the crash. If you were injured in a collision, it is wise to consult a Rochester, personal injury attorney about your potential claims.

The Facts of the Case

It is reported that in November 2011, the plaintiffs, who were police officers, were driving in a police vehicle. They then witnessed a high-speed chase involving another police department and the defendant driver. The defendant driver and the other police vehicle were driving at approximately 100 mph through a high-traffic area when the defendant driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the plaintiffs’ vehicle.

Allegedly, the plaintiffs both suffered injuries, after which they filed a lawsuit against the defendants. The defendant police officers filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that they could not be deemed liable for the collision as they were not involved in the collision. The trial court granted the motion, and the plaintiffs appealed. Continue Reading ›

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